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The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Exposed The Problem With Mandated Proxy Voting (And More)

    The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Exposed The Problem With Mandated Proxy Voting (And More)

Herein lies the potential for a direct conflict of interest. This applies generally to all proxy voting in commingled portfolios.

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Does The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Suggest The End Of Active Management?

    Does The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Suggest The End Of Active Management?

Since actively managed funds have lagged index funds, does this case put their continued use in ERISA plans at risk?

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Should The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Be Dismissed?

    Should The American Airlines ESG Fiduciary Case Be Dismissed?

On the face of it, American Airlines seemed to follow its documented process. So, what did the company do wrong?

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These Classic Movies (Unknowingly?) Promote The Fiduciary Standard

    These Classic Movies (Unknowingly?) Promote The Fiduciary Standard

It seems like each decade produces a major box office hit that exudes fiduciary. This whole “best interest” thing seems to have caught on in Tinseltown. More recent movies have added a good dose of the “honesty” part of fiduciary.

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I 💖 Fiduciary

    I 💖 Fiduciary

All kidding aside, Valentine’s Day is more than cards, candy, and Cupid. It’s about renewing a vow to treat each other with the highest fiduciary standard.

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401k Plan Sponsors Must Be Wary Of Fiduciary Liability Associated With Bitcoin ETFs

    401k Plan Sponsors Must Be Wary Of Fiduciary Liability Associated With Bitcoin ETFs

Plan sponsors need to think about it in these terms: Does it make sense to have a pork-belly ETF on a 401k investment menu? How about orange futures?

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Plan Sponsor Worries About 401k To IRA Direct Transfers

    Plan Sponsor Worries About 401k To IRA Direct Transfers

The process of transferring assets is not without its own liabilities. The exact nature of the fiduciary risk depends on the nature of the transfer.

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The Dirty Secret About Collective Investment Trusts They Don’t Tell You

    The Dirty Secret About Collective Investment Trusts They Don’t Tell You

CITs can only be offered within the confines of a trust relationship. That means the plan itself might be structurally different than one that has an investment menu limited to mutual funds.

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How Can 401k Plan Sponsors ‘Trick’ Employees Into Saving More For Retirement?

    How Can 401k Plan Sponsors ‘Trick’ Employees Into Saving More For Retirement?

In the spirit of the season, one might even think of this as “tricking” employees to save. Plans sponsors are already using these tricks.

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DOL Approves Citi’s ‘Diverse Asset Program’ for 401ks—What Could Go Wrong?

    DOL Approves Citi’s ‘Diverse Asset Program’ for 401ks—What Could Go Wrong?

The DOL seems to use the same metric that it earlier employed in its statement on the Fiduciary Rule. Still, the Advisory Opinion is very precise in what it allows. Citi will have to tread carefully to not cross the line into the realm of fiduciary.

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